If you have ME

If you suffer from ME please encourage as many of your friends and family (and pets!) to take part in this event as possible. Please also share details of the event with other friends that you know with ME so that they can become involved too.

If you are well enough to take part in a sponsored walk as well that would be fantastic. But please don’t attempt to walk any distance that is further than your current health allows. For everyone taking part this is about raising awareness and not a physical challenge! Everyone is welcome to join our Facebook page and to share it with friends.

Friends and family members

For friends and family members the first step is to choose how far you would like to walk. This is a personal choice. You can walk any distance and on any route you choose but please ensure that you choose a safe route that you are comfortable with. It may be a short walk that your loved one with ME liked to walk or somewhere that means something to you personally.

If you would like to walk and join the Walk for ME team (and we really hope you will!) all you need to do is follow the steps below:

Step this way...

  • 1. Go to JustGiving.com and click on "make your page"
  • 2. Either log in to your JustGiving account or click "No - I'm new" to set one up
  • 3. Search for the charity you wish to support. Walk for ME is supporting ME Research UK and Invest in ME
  • 4. Click on 'personal challenge' and follow the online steps
  • 5. Choose your justgiving web address
  • 6. Click on "create your page"
  • 7. Personalise your page. You can say who you are walking for and why you are walking
  • 8. Then go to our JustGiving page, scroll down and click on "Join the team"
  • 9. Select your fundraising page to add it to our team!

  • You can then send your own JustGiving address to friends to raise sponsorship. Any target you set on your own page will automatically add to the team target.

    If you have any difficulties you can contact the JustGiving support team on 0845 078 2063 or email the Walk for ME team

    Then you can share your justgiving page with others and hopefully raise as much sponsorship money for our chosen charities as possible.

    ...and print me!

    On the day of the walk we suggest you download the Walk for ME "I'm running for..." file and print it out and wear it on your walking clothes. This gives the opportunity for you to say who you are walking for and why.